Month: February 2006

Fluoride Linked to Bone Cancer

New research from Harvard University links fluoride in tap water, at levels most Americans drink, to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Fluoride is added to water supplies in a questionable attempt to reduce tooth decay. Richard Wiles, Sr. Vice President of Environmental Working Group, a highly-regarded Washington DC- based organization is quoted as …

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Help for COPD and Cystic Fibrosis

There is new research showing that patient’s suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) or cystic fibrosis are benefited from using an nebulized form of glutathione. Glutathione is a major antioxidant in the lungs. Other preliminary studies have shown inhaled glutathione to be of benefit with asthma in children. The greatest benefit of using glutathione is …

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A Bad Case of Shingles

Anyone who has experienced shingles has empathy for those who are unfortunate enough to get this disease. Shingles, also know as herpes zoster, is a painful condition affecting the nerve fibers and skin. It is a complication of shingles, a second outbreak of the varicella-zoster virus, which initially causes chickenpox. Unusual stress is what usually …

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Alternatives to Mammograms

If a woman feels hesitant about having a mammogram what other options does she have? Studies have shown that clinical screening is just as useful as mammography. Ultrasound scans which use high frequency waves to record the image is useful in women with dense breast tissue in picking up small tumors that mammograms might miss. …

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The Mammography Dilemma

In the early 1970’s mammography began to be actively promoted as a means of detecting breast cancer. However, as early as 1976 , John C Bailar, then the editor of the National Cancer Institute Journal questioned the procedure by writing, “The possible benefits of mammography have received more emphasis in the clinical literature than have …

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Think Before You Pink

In 1969 President Richard M. Nixon declared war on cancer – intending to wipe out the disease in our generation. Despite billions of dollars financing this war, cancer has become the number one killer of Americans under age 85. Breast cancer has gotten special attention with the pink ribbon campaign. What most people don’t know …

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